Protecting the Rights of the Injured
Were you injured in an oil field accident? Was a loved one injured while on the job at an oil field? You need a legal professional at your side to protect your rights and interests. At the Law Offices of Stipe and Belote, we help clients with oil field injury claims and lawsuits. Our legal team has an AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell® and recognition from Super Lawyers for four years in a row. We truly understand the financial, physical, and emotional ramifications of oil field injuries and accidents, and therefore do everything we can to help victims of these types of incidents. We offer a free initial consultation to talk about your case and what we can do to help you.
Types of Oil Field Injury Claims We Handle
If you are looking to get more information about oil field and oil drilling injuries, the dangers associated with this type of work and what an attorney can do to help you if you have been injured, we welcome you to review all of the information on our site. Click on any of the pages listed below to learn more about a specific topic:
Every day in oil field work settings, the workers are exposed to potential threats and dangers, such as dangerous equipment. Without proper training and the understanding of safety techniques, a person can suffer serious or fatal injuries in an accident caused by this equipment.
Explosions and Fires
Has your family member suffered severe burn injuries in an explosion or fire? It is very important that you get the legal representation you deserve with an accident involving an explosion or fire at an oil field or drilling site, as the financial consequences of an injury of this nature can be extensive.
Falling Tools or Pipes
On an oil field or a related work site, there are many opportunities to suffer serious injury from a variety of sources. Falling tools at any size can cause catastrophic injury, especially if the tool strikes a worker's head. Additionally, pipes that are hung too low or that are broken can cause serious head injury.
Falls from Oil Derricks
Individuals who work on oil rigs and derricks know that they work in a risky environment. These employees must exercise caution at all times, as one small mistake can lead to serious injuries. If a surface on an oil derrick is slippery or has hazardous objects blocking the path, a person can slip and fall from the platform.
Fatal Injuries and Accidents
Wrongful death is an unfortunate aspect of working in the oil fields. Many workers are seriously and fatally injured every year due to accidents caused by a variety of reasons. If your loved one's fatal injuries stem from an employer's failure to provide a safe work environment, you need the help of our law firm.
Did the machine you work with malfunction? When a piece of machinery is defective or improperly maintained, it is very likely that an accident will occur. If you have been injured in an accident that was due to a machinery malfunction, you may be able to pursue a settlement for the defective product or through workers' compensation.
Heavy Machinery Accidents
On oil fields, there are many different types of heavy machines, including cranes, pipes, drills, and oil derricks. If you were injured in an accident caused by a piece of heavy machinery, it is likely that the injuries sustained are catastrophic and life-threatening.
Oil Drilling Injuries
The types of injuries that may occur during oil drilling range from head injuries to spinal cord damage to internal injuries to broken bones, and virtually all different injuries in between. Suffering an injury in this type of accident can not only have extensive physical and health consequences on a victim, but also financial ramifications.
Oil is drawn up from the ground through a piping system. When a pipeline explodes, often referred to as a pipeline blowout, the physical, emotional and environmental consequences are very damaging. These accidents occur for a variety of reasons, including the loss of well control.
Slip & Fall Accidents
Were you injured in a slip and fall accident on an oil field? These injuries can range from minor bumps and bruises to severe head trauma to wrongful death. No matter how severe your injuries were from your slip and fall accident, involving an attorney should be your main priority.
Toppling Freight from Delivery Vehicles
Delivery vehicles are constantly bringing supplies into oil field worksites and hauling old equipment and other products away from the site. When the freight is not properly secured, it may have the opportunity to topple over and cause serious injuries.
Contact an oil field injury lawyer!
When you contact an Oklahoma City oil field injury lawyer at our firm to talk about your case, we will listen to your needs, concerns and goals and will prepare your case based upon these issues as well as the particular circumstances surrounding the incident that caused your injuries. We will also fight for your rights and keep you well informed every step of the way as we seek maximum financial compensation on your behalf. Best of all, you pay nothing unless we win your case.